“YOU WANNA WRITE? READ THIS” – Marc Weingarten (author of “The Gang That Wouldn’t Write Straight”) “INFINITELY PRACTICAL” – Terri Jentz (author of “Strange Piece of Paradise”) “WITTY, WISE AND … Continue reading
Every writer wishes their writing was going faster. If only we could spend more time at our desks! Or get more done while we’re there! Why can’t we get more … Continue reading
Ask ten writers for their opinion and you’ll get at least a dozen different opinions – and yet… After you’ve written a draft of your book or script (much less … Continue reading
I recently gave a client notes on the first draft of a screenplay. Among my biggest notes was that the central emotional storyline was getting diluted because it was spread … Continue reading
To many writers, to almost anyone for that matter, Joshuah Bearman and Joshua Davis are living the dream. As accomplished practitioners of big, nonfiction magazine writing, they regularly publish articles … Continue reading
Apparently a few months ago, J.K. Rowling, author of the “Harry Potter” series, published a crime novel called The Cuckoo’s Calling under the pen name Robert Galbriath. Rowling didn’t just … Continue reading
Color Coding: The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding (as it may apply to your book cover)
Don’t believe pseudo-science that says red always means excitement (and other color fallacies). It’s not that simple. See this interesting article by Gregory Ciotti for details.
“How to Be a Writer Who Writes” Phase 1 Workshop: Getting Started A fun, practical, results-oriented, hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves workshop with writer/producer/writing coach Greg Miller. Sign up now – only $100! … Continue reading
Open mic stage-time is not usually high-quality stage-time, but it can be rowdy good fun – or a bone-chilling nightmare. Either way, it’s a great (and probably a necessary) step … Continue reading
1. Does [your project] contain two or more female characters who have names? 2. Do those characters talk to each other? 3. Do they discuss something other than a man?
Theolonius Monk’s 18 Pieces of Advice to Himself – Also Applicable to Any Performer (and Most Writers)
18 Pieces of Advice to Himself (from Theolonius Monk) 1. Just because you’re not a drummer, doesn’t meant that you don’t have to keep time. 2. Pat your foot and … Continue reading